Tuesday, December 27, 2016

SALE ...Dressmaking fabrics and patterns

There is still time to shop our Sale section.

quilted nylon dressmaking fabric
Olive quilted nylon now £6.99 per metre

stretch velvet dressmaking fabric
Velvet jersey now £12.99 per metre

viscose dressmaking fabric
Italian designer woven viscose now £12.99 per metre 

Floral viscose dressmaking fabric
Floral viscose now £11.99 per metre

Gather The Azaire Top & Dress (Intermediate)
Gather Azaire pattern now £12.99

Happy sewing xx 

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Silks and wools up to 50% off SALE

Stock up on these luxury fabrics while stocks last...

Silk & Cotton Voile - Apple
Silk and Cotton Voile now only £4.99 per metre

silk dressmaking fabric
Kitty silk chiffon now only £12.99 per metre

vintage silk dress fabric
Nestra Vintage silk now only £9.99 per metre

wool checked fabric
Ompro wool now only £9.99 per metre

Boiled wool coating fabric
Fair Boiled wool now only £16.99

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Boiled wool in Aloe now only £19.99

wool suiting fabric
Praed wool suiting now only £19.99

Happy sewing xxx

Friday, December 23, 2016

SALE....Hundreds of dressmaking fabrics and patterns reduced.

Head over to the website now to see all of our amazing SALE items.

2 tone bonded scuba
2 tone bonded scuba was £14 now £9.99

Italian designer faux fur
Annuska faux fur was £25 now £15.99

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Boiled wool was £27 now £19.99

Named patterns mimosa culottes
Named Mimosa Culottes was £15 now £13.99

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Nemo cotton and linen interior fabric was £35 now £24.99

Happy sewing xxx

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

There is still time....Last minute Christmas Presents!

If you have left it to the last minute to order your Christmas presents, don't panic! We've got it sewn up for you!! (Like what I did there??)

We post all of our UK orders via Royal Mail 1st class and their final postal date for Christmas is tomorrow Wednesday 21st December. So if you place an order with us by 10am tomorrow we will ship your order out on the same day.

Here are my top last minute gift ideas.

A Dream Wardrobe subscription makes a perfect gift. For only £39 per month
Imagine getting a parcel every month, exclusively selected for you. It contains a pattern, fabric and notions to make your own clothes, in your own style!

Currently at the top of my Christmas wish list is this Hemli dress and blouse pattern from Named clothing £15.
Named Helmi Trench Blouse & Tunic Dress (Intermediate)

Why not add in 2m of this Dahlia crepe (£13 per metre) and a Matching thread to make a fabulous gift that is ready to sew straight away.
crepe dressmaking fabric

Sew Over It make your own lampshade kit (reduced from £20 to £14.99) perfect for somebody who is into doing up their home.
Sew over it lampshade kit

One of the best gifts I ever had was from a lovely friend who bought me 2m of a beautiful silk wrapped in a pretty box. Give somebody this wonderful Mara silk in charcoal £14 per metre.
Italian designer silk dressmaking fabric

If you really can't decide what to buy why not let them choose their own gift. Gift Vouchers available for any amount from £1 to £1,000

Happy sewing xxx

Monday, December 12, 2016

FREE Pattern - The Avid Seamstress Raglan Dress

Ever since The Avid Seamstress released her girls Raglan Dress pattern people have been asking her to do a  grown up version. It is finally here and every bit as lovely as you would expect. Packaged in her beautiful packaging and printed on top quality paper, these patterns are really wonderful. The best bit? You can get a copy totally FREE when you spend £100 or more on fabric at Fabric Godmother. See the Raglan Dress & Top Pattern here.

Simply enter the code: RAGLANDRESS at the checkout (note you will need to add the Raglan dress pattern to your basket before you go to the checkout and the discount will be applied when you enter the code). Valid until 23rd Dec 2016

Here are my top fabric picks for the Raglan dress:

printed cotton lawn dressmaking fabric

Prestige Crepe - Teal

linen & viscose dressmaking fabrics

ex designer viscose dress fabric
Leena Viscose

Happy sewing xxx

Thursday, December 8, 2016

'Tis the Season To Sparkle

If you need a last minute party outfit idea then our new Sparkle sequins are just the ticket!
At only £8 per metre, all of these speedy makes will have you looking a millions dollars in minutes.

See the full range of Sparkle sequins here.
All images and sources are from my Party Inspiration Pinterest board, check it out here.

These sequin trousers have me weak at the knees! Use the Marigold pattern, I suggest underlining with our Jersey lining fabric for a comfy finish.

How rock 'n' roll is this sequin sweater? The Sloane would work perfectly and you could use our Black ribbing for the collar and cuffs.

Cut out details add a subtle sexiness. Aphrodite has the perfect back detail for any occasion.

Pair plain black trousers with a striking top, ideal office to party update. The Orla blouse has longer sleeves and a high neck for maximum sequin coverage. I suggest using this Jersey to make the facings so that the neckline lies smoothly (and the sequin facings may be a little uncomfortable).

Never mind a little purple black dress, how about a little purple dress? The Inari is designed for stretch fabrics but again you may want to use our jersey lining to interline for extra coverage and comfort.

Happy sewing xxx

P.S want some sewing with sequin tips? The lovely Elisalex from By Hand London wrote this fab blog post with some great tips. See the post here.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

New Fabric - Beautiful New Animal Prints You Will LOVE

These animal printed fabrics are so adorable. From cute bumble bees, bold chaffinches and fun zebras there is something here to suit everyone.

This cotton printed with Chaffinches is so pretty you could make almost anything in it and it would look stunning. I would choose a Shift dress and pair with opaque tights and chunky boots.

This pretty Cotton lawn has little songbirds nestled in blossom. Give a classic Shirt a girlie twist in this fabric.

Bees are very important and we must look after them. What better way to pledge your support of the humble bee than a cute Dress with pockets and a peter pan collar?

These Dandy owls printed on a natural linen mix would make the perfect Weekend bag.

Who doesn't know a little girl who would't want a Zebra print Hi-lo hem tee??

Pretty dresses deserve pretty fabrics and these Flocks of geese on cotton lawn will make the simple shape of this Dress look stunning.

Happy sewing xxx

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Shades of Blue - New Fabrics

If you are a fan of wearing blue then this collection is made for you.
Featuring cosy ribbed sweatshirting, beautiful Jaquard ponte roma jersey and exquisite Italian ex designer suiting fabrics. Not to mention 3 new shades of blue for our bestselling Prestige crepe range.

Dahlia crepe has a stunning large scale floral design, make a simple Ultimate Shift dress for maximum impact.

This Geometric Jaquard jersey would make a lovely Briar sweater, perfect for layering in this cold snap we are having.

How about a really exquisite Missoni suiting fabric made from cotton woven with raffia. Signor would make a very stylish jacket, the peplum on the Cordova would look like it came straight off the catwalk.

Another Missoni suiting, Mesche is a cotton tweed, make a quilted Tamarak jacket to keep out the chill.

Our bestselling Prestige crepe range has a wonderful weight and drape suitable for dress, skirts or trousers. 3 new shades of blue have been added to the Prestige Crepe range. Perfect for the Helmi dress.

Happy sewing xxx

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Floral Prints to Get Excited By....

These new florals are bold and brave. Be prepared to make a floral statement.

Our popular Master velvet has just arrived in this new Blue colourway. The Inari pattern is designed for jerseys so would be perfect for this fabric.

A dress as elegant as the Dahlia dress deserves a beautiful crepe with plenty of drape. The Darcy crepe does just that and the dark midnight blue background is a great alternative to black

Digital prints don't get much better than Pansee jersey. A lightweight jersey with lots of stretch, float about in a dress like the Tuuli for a comfortable bold statement.

This Rose print viscose has a lovely vintage feel to it, perfect for a Shirtdress and at only £8 per metre it is great value.

The pretty draped sleeves on the Mathilde blouse would work beautifully in the grey version of the Rose print viscose.

Happy sewing xxx